Food Allergies

Millions of Americans experience food allergies every year. These allergies can range from mild to severe and life-threatening. They occur when your body has an abnormal immune response to a certain food.

There are eight
main food groups
that cause 90
percent of all
food allergies.

They are eggs, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, wheat and soy.

Not all reactions to food are allergies. Some reactions are actually a food intolerance. An intolerance occurs when your body has a difficult time digesting food. Even though food intolerance and allergies can cause some of the same symptoms, they are different reactions and need to be treated differently.

If the symptoms are severe and anaphylactic, call 911 or visit the emergency room immediately as this reaction is life-threatening if left untreated.